2005 by the HARVARD PROJECT ON AMERICAN INDIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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March 31, 2005

The Ya Ne Dah Ah School: Melding Traditional Teachings with Modern Curricula

Author: Kerry R. Venegas

Publisher: Havard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

This case study examines how Chickaloon Village, an Ahtna Athabascan Indian community near Anchorage Alaska, reclaimed control of its children's education, incorporated modern skills with traditional knowledge, and exceeded state and national standards stands as a proactive model of tribal self-determination, Native sovereignty, and community resourcefulness in creating a school of its own.